This week it’s time for the little guys to have hats of their own! The Sweet Striped Crochet Hat comes in three great sizes and in the largest size it makes a great companion for the Sweet Striped Crochet Arm Warmers. Now this pattern is available for the whole family!
These hats can be worn slouchy, for the hippest youngsters, or can be pulled down over their ears to fit more like a traditional beanie. It’s great striped crochet hat pattern for girls and boys – my youngest guy even likes it in pink!
- US-I, 5.5mm hook
- 50 – 125 yds worsted weight yarn in two colors (Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather Blue Mint, and Watermelon shown)
- Gauge: Circle after Row 4 = 4.5 inches diameter
- Sizes Included: Infant (13-14 inch head), Toddler (16-19 inch head) and Young Child (20-21 inch head)
- For larger sizes, please see the All Grown Up Striped Slouch.
- For tutorials for all the stitches and techniques used in this pattern, please visit the moogly video tutorials page – now including a tutorial for the brims!
SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS USED:
bpdc – back post double crochet
bpsc – back post single crochet
BLO – back loop only
INSTRUCTIONS (the first 3 rounds are the same for all sizes):
Round 1: Using Color A, make a magic ring and ch 2 (does not count as a st). Work 12 dc into the ring, join with a sl st to first dc. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, make 2 dc in ea st around. Join to first dc using Color B to make the sl st. Do not cut Color A (Colors will be carried along inside hat.) (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2, [bpdc in next st, 2 bpdc in next st] 12 times. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (36 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2, bpdc in each st around. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (42 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2, dc evenly around. Join to first dc with a sl st, using next Color. (42 dc)
Round 7 – 8: Repeat Round 5 – 6. Skip to Set Up Row Instructions below.
Round 5: Ch 2, [bpdc in next 7 sts, 2 bpdc in next st] 6 times. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (54 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2, dc evenly around. Join to first dc with a sl st, using next Color. (54 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2, bpdc evenly around. Join to first bpdc with a sl st. (54 dc)
Round 8 – 9: Repeat Round 6 – 7.
Round 10: Repeat Round 6. Skip to Set Up Row Instructions below.
Round 5: Ch 2, [bpdc in next 3 sts, 2 bpdc in next st] 12 times. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (60 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2, dc evenly around. Join to first dc with a sl st, using next Color. (60 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2, bpdc evenly around. Join to first bpdc with a sl st. (60 dc)
Round 8 – 11: Repeat Round 6 – 7 twice.
Round 12: Repeat Round 6. Skip to Set Up Row Instructions below.
SET UP ROW INSTRUCTIONS:
Using next Color, ch 1 and bpsc evenly around. Join with a sl st to first bpsc. Cut other Color (not this one!) leaving enough tail to weave in later. (42, 54, 60 dc)
BRIM INSTRUCTIONS: (Using same unbroken Color from Set Up Row)
Row 1: Ch 6. Working in BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch. (5 sc) Sc2tog in the next 2 set-up row sts, as shown below. This is the “securing st” that attaches the vertical brim rows to the horizontal setup row. Do NOT ch, turn.
Row 2: Skipping the securing st, sc in the BLO evenly. (5 sc) Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in BLO evenly. (5 sc) Make securing stitch. Turn.
Row 4 – 42 (54, 60): Repeat Rows 2 – 3.
Sew the brim edges together using the whip stitch, joining first and last rows. Be sure to work into the BLO of the last row to maintain the ribbed look.
And now there are striped crochet hat patterns for everyone from the youngest to the oldest. I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern, and I can’t wait to see what colors you and your kids choose! Let me know what you think in the comments!
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